Beate Joubert captures the essence of this region and its people through her cooking, which puts a quirky twist on classic or traditional dishes …

The Little Karoo is known for its beautiful landscapes, food traditions and warm, hospitable people

The recipes cover snacks, side dishes, breads, soups, salads, hearty meat dishes and braai recipes, as well as delicious desserts and sweet treats.

There are also recipes for the pantry featuring chutneys, pesto and tapenade. The recipes and beautiful photographs will inspire readers to be creative in the kitchen, whether they are cooking for family or entertaining guests.

The recipes cover a breath-taking array of tapas, comfort foods, salads, celebratory platters, braai dishes, sweet treats and preserves. Not only will Taste the Little Karoo inspire home cooks and entertainers, wine lovers and lifestyle enthusiasts to respect tradition, but also to be brave enough to experiment with new ideas.

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About the author

Beate Joubert is well known to television audiences as a contestant on the second season of the Afrikaans KykNet cookery show Kokkedoor.

She owns and manages the Alfresco Deli on her family farm Joubert-Tradauw near Barrydale in the Little Karoo, where she serves traditional Karoo dishes with a twist.

Beate has worked in wine cellars in the Napa Valley in the United States, as well as in France and Switzerland. During her time as a student she also worked at various restaurants across South Africa.

Visit her restaurant website at

Ook beskikbaar in Afrikaans as Proe die Klein-Karoo

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